There are many levels to Medicare coverage and documentation requirements. Hyberbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy, commonly referred to as HBOT, is an adjunct medical therapy for wound healing and other medical conditions. Exposing wounds that are not healing, or are slow to heal, to 100 percent oxygen can accelerate the healing process. Two types of chambers ...
Apr 1st, 2012
Part 1: Make room for the latest in CPT® coding. By Marvel J. Hammer, RN, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, ACS-PM, CHCO, and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® 2012 brings important changes to pain management coding. In the first of this two-part series, we’ll: Review the revised coding guidelines for sacroiliac (SI) joint injection. Clarify the methodology ...
Jun 1st, 2009
Three tips for getting unlisted procedure CPT® codes to work for you. By Torrey Kim, MA, CPC Question: What do the following procedures all have in common: Retropubic urethrolysis of a previously performed Burch colposuspension, laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy, electrosleep therapy, core decompression of the femoral head, thyroplasty, and endoscopic stapling of the diverticulum? ...
Nov 1st, 2007
By Denae M. Merrill, CPC, with assistance from Frank Schinco, MD Have you ever felt like the wording in the CPT® codebook was written in a foreign language? It seems even more true in the Nervous System: Skull, Meninges, and Brain section. In order to better understand this section, we will break down the wording from ...